The Duke Knows Best (The Duke's Sons, #5) by Jane Ashford

The Duke Knows Best (The Duke's Sons, #5)

They're wrong for each other, for all the right reasons...Lord Randolph Gresham has come to London for one reason only--to find a suitable wife. Verity Sinclair may be intelligent, beautiful, and full of spirit, but her father knows a secret about Randolph that makes her entirely unsuitable as his bride. Not right for him at all, never, not a chance.Verity knows that Lord Randolph lives in a country parish, and she wants nothing more than to esca...

Details The Duke Knows Best (The Duke's Sons, #5)

TitleThe Duke Knows Best (The Duke's Sons, #5)
Release DateDec 5th, 2017
PublisherSourcebooks Casablanca
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical

Reviews The Duke Knows Best (The Duke's Sons, #5)

  • Barbara Rogers
    Series: The Duke’s Sons #5Publication Date: 12/5/17This book was a delightful surprise. I saw several three-star reviews and wondered if I was going to agree or disagree with them. I also noticed that the author is compared to Georgette Heyer – and I’m not a fan of hers. So, imagine my delight when I thoroughly enjoyed the book! I would love to meet the Gresham family and learn more about them because they are a delightfully loving and supp...
  • Jennifer
    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. This is the last book in Jane Ashford's The Duke's Sons series. It can be read as a stand alone however. I struggled with the book even though the writing was great. Randolph is the middle child of the Duke and a vicar. Verity Sinclair is the daughter of a vicar but seeks adventure. At the beginning, the switch of POV in the story was difficult. There was no warning of the change....
  • Norah Gibbons
    I read an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. The Duke Knows Best is book number 5 in Jane Ashford’s series The Duke’s Sons. It could be read as a stand alone but as the other books in the series are very enjoyable I would suggest reading them all. The story is more sweet than steamy and one of the things I loved about this book is that the characters realize that actually talking to each other solves problems. So i...
  • Carrie Sprys
    This story begins with an interesting premise of a clergyman, Lord Randolph Gresham meeting Verity Sinclair, who has absolutely zero interest in the parish life. Having been raised by the Dean of Chester Cathedral, Verity is more interested in a life of adventure than continuing to live within the strict confines of the church. But during her first season, she discovers Lord Randolph has an affinity for music same as she and together they perform...
  • Joan
    This is the first book by this author that I have read and I will give another one a chance. This was a bit slow and dull for my taste, it moved along a bit to sedate for me, thought the characters were likable and the story was interesting when it got down to it, it was the getting there that was not engaging enough for me.
  • Linda
    This is the first time I have read a book by Jane Ashford. I like the setting of regency England, the Gresham family was charming, but honestly I won't be reading another one of Ashford's books again. This dragged along to the point I was going to give up on the whole thing. A good book to me is one that catches your interest right from the start and keeps it until the very last page. I felt like I plodded along on this one and would normally not...
  • Samantha
    I am voluntarily submitting my honest review after receiving an ARC of this ebook from NetGalley. This book had all the elements of a bang-up Regency romance, but it just never really came together for me. Anachronistic language aside, much of the book's plot revolves around the childish antics of mean-spirited and annoying and insipid females. In short, this book that was long on sappy romance and short on content left me wanting. However, becau...
  • Kathy
    Let's start by saying that I have not read the previous four books in the series, so take what I say with a grain of salt......however, I really wanted to like this but the main characters just had no charisma together. None. I get that they sing well with each other, but all of us have known someone that we pair well with, but don't get along with. Heck, you only have to look at history to find a zillion "couples" including famous people like Gi...
  • McKenzie
    Netgalley ARC Review - In what would be the very opposite of the typical Hollywood "meet-cute", Jane Ashford debuts her latest couple. Due to this fact and all of other trademark elements of a good Regency romance that were present, I had high hopes for this story. However, the numerous complications endured by the couple, not to mention the inclusion of a most annoying friend character with a too modern slang vocabulary, the lovely, neatly-wrapp...
  • Patrica Liebe
    I reviewed a copy of this book from NetGally for an honest review.Another wonderful book in The Duke's Sons series. This book was a bit different from the usual hero meets heroine. The hero was a clergyman and the heroine was the daughter of a very high member of the Clergy. Randolph is a clergyman in want of a wife and Verity is a women who is certain that she is not in want of a clergyman for a husband. The story takes place in the season which...
  • Paula Swiniarski
    The Duke Knows Best was a wonderful book that I thoroughly enjoyed. It has heat, humor and romance, with a wonderful couple that you will fall in love with. Lord Randolph is a country minister that has a small scandal in his past but is looking for a new flock to minister to and Verity is a small town preacher’s daughter that longs to live in the big city. When they first meet Verity is dismayed to learn his occupation and rather rude when they...
  • Allyson
    I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley. I have not read any of the other books in this series, but that did not detract from this story. This is the story of Randolph, a vicar, and Verity. Verity dreams of travel and adventure. She meets Randolph and is attracted to him but keeps herself at a distance as she feels his life in a country parish will not fulfil her. This was a cute story. The main characters all very likeable. The s...
  • Debra Martin
    I'm a fan of Ms. Ashford and was excited to read her new book. However, even though the writing was well done, I didn't really feel the connection between Randolph and Verity. Most of the book they siped at each other or were downright rude. It wasn't until the last few chapters did I see them start to connect over their love of music. Those chapters were superb. I did not like Verity's friend Olivia at all. She was a spoiled and mean-spirited ch...
  • Lauren
    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis book was a quick read and a pleasant one. I must admit that I have not read the rest of the series but I am going to add them to my to-read list after finishing this one. The characters were interesting and there were little bits of humor sprinkled throughout - it managed to have a large cast without being overwhelmingly boring. The only downsides for me are t...
  • Jane
    I hesitated to request this book from netgalley because I read one earlier book in the series but didn't care for it. However, the description got to me. I thought it was much better than book 2. The plot was more believable, the actions of the characters were more believable, and the romance developed at a better pace. There seemed to be genuine feeling between the couple rather than just lust. The big mystery is why the heroine puts up with a t...
  • Brittany
    This is book five in the Dukes Son’s Series. We finally get Randolph’s story. His lady was kind of annoying and rude especially when they first met. However, it was sweet reading about their romance growing.
  • Janette Mcmahon
    If you have read the others in the series, you won't want to miss this one. Nice romance for that quiet time.
  • Tami
    3.5Nice historical romance set in the regency era.This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
  • Susan
    Review to follow
  • nikkia neil
    Thanks SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca and netgalley for this ARC.The push and pull, resistance, and romance are G rated. For lovers of clean romances
  • Janet
    3.5 starsThey're wrong for each other, for all the right reasons...Lord Randolph Gresham has come to London for one reason only that is to find a suitable wife. Verity Sinclair daughter of the Dean at Chester Cathedral may be intelligent, beautiful, and full of spirit & she longs for adventure. She knows that Lord Randolph lives in a country parish. He may be fascinating, attractive, rich, and the son of a duke, but she'll never marry him, nor wi...
  • Vi
    Verity knew she didn't want the life her parent's had; her father was the Dean of a Cathedral in the country. She longed for adventure/travel. Lord Randolph, the third oldest son of a duke, had a parish in a country town. They'd both come to London for the season... Lively, engaging historical romance! There is more then one rhapsody happening here! Loved Lord Randolph and his family. Liked how Verity's character matured, as did her mom. Olivia j...
  • Lesley
    The Vicar gets a WifeThe clergyman son of a duke, between postings, is in London to find himself a wife. The trouble is the only woman he is drawn to seems to dislike him and is nothing but rude. This isn’t the only bar to a relationship as she is related to the Archbishop who still blames him for an embarrassing contretemps three years early. The story follows the twists and turns of their relationship and their shared love of music. If you ha...